Day by day, two Americas are emerging.
One is split by the vast middle. Most residents of the West Coast and the Northeast share similar values in support of equality and fairness. Then there is Middle America, where hate, discrimination and bigotry are being practiced daily and voted into law, thus creating two separate and unequal societies.
Just as slavery once divided the nation, so is gay civil rights.
Gay marriage is legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia. Civil unions are permitted in California, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington; Illinois will join the fold on June 1, and Hawaii and Delaware on Jan. 1, 2012.
New York and Rhode Island appear poised to be the next states to vote on marriage equality.
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